API512v 500-Series Discrete Microphone/Line Pre


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API 512v 500-Series Discrete Microphone/Line Pre

The 512v is an all-discrete 500-Series microphone and line preamp with a XLR + 1/4" combo jack on the front panel for quick connection with a range of microphones and line- or instrument-level sources. Boasting the same op amps that grace each API preamp from the small yet mighty 312 to their legendary Vision console, the 512v has the specs and the sonics to bring a variety of sources into conversation with your modular or mobile recording rig with API's highly-regarded warmth and clarity.

512v Features

  • Ultra low-noise, 500-series microphone and line preamp
  • All-discrete circuit topology with proprietary op amps
  • Up to 65dB of gain on mic sources and 45dB on instrument sources
  • -20dB pad, 48V phantom power, Mic/Line switch, 3:1 transformer tap selection, and phase invert
    • Gain Range:
      • MIC: 14dB min. 65dB max.
      • INST: 14dB min. 45dB max.
    • Maximum Input Levels:
      • MIC: +8dBu
      • INST: +36dBu
    • Input Impedance:
      • MIC: 1500 Ohms (150 Ohm mic)
      • INST: 20 K Ohms
    • Clipping Level: +30dBu
    • Output Peak Indication: +27dBu
    • Frequency Response: +0, -.3, 30Hz to 20kHz
    • Equivalent Input Noise:
      • MIC:-129dBm
      • INST: -125dBm
    • Actual Metered Noise:
      • MIC: -95dBm
      • INST: -90dBm
    • Distortion: Less than .05% @ +4dBu out, Less than .1% @ +28dBu out
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